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Apprenticeships, Employment & Training Provider | VERTO

VERTO is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation assisting businesses and individuals with all their apprenticeship, employment and training needs. Our expertise covers a range of areas including Aboriginal services, Australian apprenticeships services, disability services, employment services and vocational training to help businesses, individuals and local industry to thrive. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of individuals and communities and we’ve built a track record of exemplary customer service over 35 years, built around an ethical approach.You'll find the team in over 40 locations across New South Wales.

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Friday, 16 August 2019


CodeCourse TitleLocationsAverage Duration
CPCCWHS1001Prepare To Work Safely In The Construction Industry (White card)Bathurst, Forbes, Lithgow, Mudgee, Orange, Young1 day
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Community Programs

Community Programs

VERTO offers a number of community programs that focus on assisting and supporting disadvantaged individuals with their search for employment and managing daily life issues.
Indigenous Services

Indigenous Services

Tenants' Advice and Advocacy

Tenants' Advice and Advocacy

Disability Services

Disability Services

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VERTO Helps Bathurst Seniors Get 'Tech Savvy'

VERTO Helps Bathurst Seniors Get 'Tech Savvy'

Seniors in the Bathurst region will be able to get up to date with the latest technology through VERTO’s Tech Savvy Seniors course.

Commencing Monday February 10, 2020 the course is aimed at providing seniors with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence they need to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.

The course involves seven sessions which include information on computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, cyber safety, the internet, email and online banking. Participants are able to bring their own personal devices to become familiar with processes they will then use at home.

VERTO has run the course for over four years now, and by the end of the upcoming lessons will have delivered the course to over 220 senior participants in the Central West, Far West and Orana.

Commenting on the course, VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell, said, “It is great to see so many seniors developing the skills they need to be able to keep in touch with family and friends, and retain their independence.”

“VERTO acknowledges that our world is evolving, and so we need to continue to develop our training programs to help older Australians to stay connected.”

The training is delivered through a partnership between the New South Wales Government and Telstra. The course is free of charge for eligible participants (participants must be over 60 years of age).

Program dates: 10, 17 and 24 February, 2, 9, 16 and 17 March, 2020.

Session times: 9 am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm (you will need to attend the same time session for all classes)

Training location: VERTO Bathurst, 227 Howick Street.

For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact VERTO on 1300 4 VERTO or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Charli Continues To Kick Goals

Charli Continues To Kick Goals

Bathurst high-school student Charli contacted VERTO in August 2018, looking to overcome barriers that had prevented her from gaining employment. Suffering from hearing loss and chronic fatigue, Charli found socialising difficult and was hesitant to explore employment opportunities.

Charli worked with VERTO’s Bathurst team to help her connect with an employer that would understand her needs, but also nurture her obvious potential.

With the goals of completing a barista course and gaining employment in the hospitality industry, VERTO helped Charli secure an interview at her local McDonalds. Charli secured employment as a crew member in October 2018.

Charli has gone on to receive the ‘Employee of the Month’ award in January 2019, while also completing a Certificate III in retail. She accomplished both of these milestones while also working in her new role.

Even though Charli sometimes feels overwhelmed, she knows she is not alone in her employment journey after forming a strong relationship with the VERTO Employment Services team in Bathurst.

“I accept that I need support and VERTO has helped me get to where I want to be with my work and where I am in my life,” said Charli.

“VERTO have been there to listen, accept, and support me within my working day if I need anything at all.”

This attitude has helped Charli continue to kick goals, with her consultant Alyssa commenting on just how important it has been for her to continue to explore opportunities outside of her comfort-zone.

“Recently Charli presented a speech about her experiences in front of a large crowd, which was a huge achievement for her.” said Alyssa.

“I think this just proves that she is willing to challenge herself in every way possible in order to grow and we can expect to see more great things from Charli in this New Year.”

VERTO donates to Australian Fire Relief

VERTO donates to Australian Fire Relief

VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell, today announced VERTO had donated $10,000 in total to the Australian Red Cross and New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service.

This is in addition to the charitable donations VERTO made to the Mid North Coast Bushfire Appeal (run by the Taree Lions Club) and BlazeAid late in 2019.   

Mr. Maxwell said the entire VERTO team was saddened by the loss of life, homes, livestock and wildlife across the nation.

"As a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, VERTO understands the importance of giving back to our local communities," Mr. Maxwell said.

“Organisations like the Australian Red Cross and the NSW Rural Fire Service, (which is manned by over 72,000 volunteer firefighters), are doing a remarkable job of saving lives, protecting homes and helping locals to get back on their feet.

“We hope that our contribution will assist those in need at this devastating time,” Mr. Maxwell said.

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship pays off

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship pays off

Nearly nine in ten (87.7%) apprentices and trainees who complete their training are employed afterwards, with those who secure full-time work earning a median annual income of $59,600, according to a new report released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

The report Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destinations 2019 also shows that for those employed full-time after their training, the median annual income of completers was $12,700 more than for non-completers.

“Outcomes for completers in trade occupations are particularly good, with 91.5 percent employed after training and 84.2 percent in full-time work with a median annual income $62,800,” said Simon Walker, Managing Director, NCVER.

“Completers in non-trade occupations also do well, with 85.0 percent employed after training and 59.9 percent in full-time work earning a median annual income of $54,700.”

The report shows there are a range of reasons why apprentices and trainees don’t complete their training, from realising they don’t like the work to not getting on with the boss or other people in their workplace.

Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destinations 2019 summarises the responses of over 11,000 apprentices and trainees who completed (completers) or cancelled or withdrew (non-completers) from an apprenticeship or traineeship during 2018.

The data was collected in mid-2019 as part of the Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destination Survey.

As published by NCVER, 18 December 2019. 

What our
clients say . . .

  • "Our local VERTO group of consultants have been in the business for many years now and have a very strong knowledge of the requirements of our apprentices and trainees. The team are always available to answer any questions that may arise, making their customer service excellent. It is with their commitment and dedication that we as a large company are able to achieve an above average completion rate for our apprentices and trainees."

    Mark Smith, Director - Masterfoods
  • "VERTO’s highly professional and dedicated Careergate™ team have been immensely conducive to our Post School Options Program. We were fortunate to have them as Guest Speakers at a work readiness program preparing students for the world of work. VERTO have gone above and beyond their commitment to our students, delivering information about apprenticeships and traineeships, and helping develop their knowledge about the job seeking cycle."

    Suza Puljic, Specialist Teacher Student Services - Catholic Education Diocese
  • "THE VERTO team are fantastic and we appreciate their expertise and support. They always go the extra mile in everything they do…. nothing is ever too much trouble."

    Samantha Palise, Pathways Program Manager - Mid Coast Connect
  • "VERTO provide great advice and support throughout the entire recruitment process, from assisting with the position description and advertising, receiving applications, to providing office space for interviews. Friendly professionalism, courtesy and prompt responses all added to a positive result – which our organisation greatly appreciates."

    Jenny Bell, Manager - Cowra Tourism Corporation
  • "VERTO care about my wellbeing and helped me find a great job! I now work outdoors with a friendly bunch of people, for a local employer that treats employees with compassion and understanding. I’m now looking forward to a long term future in the workforce."

    Liam McFarlane - Former Job Seeker
  • "The disability employment services team are very caring. They take time with me and for me and are very understanding. They go above and beyond to help me in all aspects, not just employment."

    Stephen - DES Client
  • "VERTO has been very flexible and helpful with my training needs. The consultants and Trainers have been fantastic and there is always someone around to help me when I need support."

    Natasha Kauri - Learner
  • "VERTO responded professionally and efficiently to all requests for help. I cannot thank the organisation enough for their positive and professional manner."

    Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan - Tenancy Client
  • "Our VERTO consultant provides exceptional customer service, expertly handling all our traineeship needs and being available whenever we need information or advice."

    Kay Dhami, Managing Director - My Kindy Early Learning Centres
  • "Our VERTO Consultant has demonstrated significant industry knowledge and developed a tailored approach to our business needs time and time again."

    Jordan Shoveller, Duty Manager - Davistown RSL

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